Articles about Western Railway

Western Railway is facing a Rs. 5,000 crore loss: Details

24 Feb 2021

Western Railway is facing a Rs. 5,000 crore loss: Details

The Western Railway is facing an annual revenue loss of about Rs. 5,000 crore due to the COVID-19 crisis which affected services and led to a drop in the number of train travelers, a senior official from Western Railway has said.

Coach of moving train gets detached in Mumbai, traffic hit

11 Feb 2021

Coach of moving train gets detached in Mumbai, traffic hit

A coach of the speeding Bandra Terminus-Ramnagar Express got detached from the train near Jogeshwari station on Thursday morning, delaying local and long-distance trains on the western line during peak hours. "No passenger was injured in the incident," officials said.

Maharashtra government nod for resuming train services from February 1

29 Jan 2021

Maharashtra government nod for resuming train services from February 1

The Maharashtra government on Friday approved the resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai for the general public from February 1, a state official said.

Rains lash Mumbai, trains canceled, heavy water-logging reported

23 Sep 2020

Rains lash Mumbai, trains canceled, heavy water-logging reported

From Tuesday, Mumbai has been witnessing heavy downpour, which led to water-logging in various areas, directly having an impact on road and rail traffic. The rainfall would continue for another 24 hours, said reports.

Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

04 Aug 2020

Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

Already battered by coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe water-logging and heavy rains, that threw normal life out of gear.

Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

15 Jun 2020

Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

23 May 2020

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

A Shramik Special train ferrying passengers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh landed up in Odisha on Friday, leaving passengers confused.

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

20 May 2020

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

15 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 107 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health.

Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

19 Jan 2020

Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

The much-anticipated Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express took its first commercial run on Sunday, two days after its inaugural run.

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

05 Aug 2019

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

Even as Mumbaikars witnessed a respite from the torrential rains on Monday morning, schools and colleges were ordered shut in the city.

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

20 Jun 2019

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

In a bid to facilitate bulk bookings, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking an entire train or train coach to its passengers.

Cyclone Vayu changes course, won't hit Gujarat: Check updates here

13 Jun 2019

Cyclone Vayu changes course, won't hit Gujarat: Check updates here

Gujarat is bracing itself for Cyclone Vayu, which has now been categorized as 'very severe'.

Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

15 Mar 2019

Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

Mumbai local rail network is considered an essential lifeline of the city.

Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling

15 Mar 2019

Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling

A normal evening turned tragic on Thursday after a portion of a bridge near CST in Mumbai collapsed, killing six people.

Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic

04 Mar 2019

Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic

On Sunday morning, a railway coach was set on fire in Vadodara to recreate 2002's Godhra train burning incident for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic, reports IE.

'Tera Time Aayega': Western Railways does a Gully Boy-inspired rap

20 Feb 2019

'Tera Time Aayega': Western Railways does a Gully Boy-inspired rap

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy has been getting rave reviews since its release and has got everyone trying their hand at rapping.

Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

31 Dec 2018

Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

In a bid to make passenger lodging more convenient and comfortable, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce capsule hotels at major railway stations, across the country.

Good news for railway passengers, pod-hotel coming up near Mumbai-Central

26 Dec 2018

Good news for railway passengers, pod-hotel coming up near Mumbai-Central

In a bid to provide passengers the best lodging comfort, Indian Railways-owned IRCTC is planning to build a pod hotel near Mumbai Central station.

Maharashtra: Traffic hit after two wagons of goods-train catches fire

09 Nov 2018

Maharashtra: Traffic hit after two wagons of goods-train catches fire

Train traffic was hit in Maharashtra after two wagons of a goods train caught fire in Dahanu of Palghar district on Thursday night.

Central Railway holds 1-day meet on Govt e-Marketplace

12 Oct 2018

Central Railway holds 1-day meet on Govt e-Marketplace

The Central Railway held a one-day meeting on the national mission on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to get more sellers and buyers on board, an official said today.

Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

12 Oct 2018

Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today demanded the Mumbai Central railway station be renamed after Dalit icon and social reformer Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

Indian Railways lost Rs. 4,000cr over stolen linen, bed sheets

05 Oct 2018

Indian Railways lost Rs. 4,000cr over stolen linen, bed sheets

Linen and other items worth Rs. 2.5cr were stolen by passengers in trains run by the Western Railway in the last fiscal, an official said.

Mumbai: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed

01 Oct 2018

Mumbai: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed

Mumbai's busy Borivali station has become "blind-friendly" with the installation of Braille-embossed railings and other facilities for visually-impaired people, a Western Railway (WR) official said today.

Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI

23 Sep 2018

Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI

The Railways Ministry has spent Rs. 13.46cr on the inauguration of various rail projects and services via video conferencing between Nov'14 and Sep'17, according to a reply to an RTI query.

Will serve only vegetarian food on October 2: Indian Railways

08 Sep 2018

Will serve only vegetarian food on October 2: Indian Railways

Do you love non-vegetarian food and are traveling by Indian Railways on October 2? If yes, then you might consider to cancel or reschedule your plan.

Mumbai: 17 killed in mishaps on WR, CR rail divisions

07 Sep 2018

Mumbai: 17 killed in mishaps on WR, CR rail divisions

Seventeen persons were killed Thursday in separate mishaps on Mumbai's suburban network of Western and Central Railways, the railway police said.

MP: Railways to create infrastructure to preserve Patalpani-Kalakund rail line

06 Sep 2018

MP: Railways to create infrastructure to preserve Patalpani-Kalakund rail line

The Railways today announced that it would create an infrastructure to preserve the British-era Patalpani-Kalakund meter gauge rail line which is part of Western Railway's Ratlam division in Madhya Pradesh.

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

15 Aug 2018

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

Anyone who's traveled extensively by train will inevitably know that cleanliness isn't the Indian Railways' biggest forte.

Received more 'good morning' forwards than complaints on helpline: Railways

07 Aug 2018

Received more 'good morning' forwards than complaints on helpline: Railways

A week ago, the Railways launched a number where people can send their complaints on WhatsApp.

Mumbai: Rail worker dies on track, union cries foul

26 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Rail worker dies on track, union cries foul

A worker on duty near railway tracks in Mumbai died, with a rail union alleging that he was hit by a commuter, a charge denied by the police.

Lower Parel ROB closed: Chaos, crowd as common people inconvenienced

24 Jul 2018

Lower Parel ROB closed: Chaos, crowd as common people inconvenienced

Agreeing to the suggestions put forth by an expert committee of IIT-Bombay, BMC and Western Railway, the pivotal Delise Bridge or Lower Parel ROB in Mumbai was closed down for repairs today morning.

Delhi-Mumbai special-Rajdhani unable to maintain punctuality; run-time to be increased

22 Jul 2018

Delhi-Mumbai special-Rajdhani unable to maintain punctuality; run-time to be increased

Unable to maintain punctuality of Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin special Rajdhani introduced as a faster and cheaper premium option, Indian Railways is mulling increase in its run-time by an hour to make it stick to the schedule.

Gujarat: 3,500 relocated due to incessant-rains; floods claim 2 lives

17 Jul 2018

Gujarat: 3,500 relocated due to incessant-rains; floods claim 2 lives

Two persons, including a schoolboy, drowned as incessant rains lashed several parts of Gujarat, including Saurashtra and southern regions.

Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies

13 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies

A 50-year-old woman lost her life after she slipped into the gap between the train and a platform in Mumbai's Borivali station.

Punjab: Women's T20 captain loses DSP post over fake degree

10 Jul 2018

Punjab: Women's T20 captain loses DSP post over fake degree

The Punjab government has landed in a major embarrassment: an Arjuna awardee, whom CM Amarinder Singh chose for appointment as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), has been found to possess a fake graduation degree.

Mumbai rains Day-4: Dabbawalas cancel services, WR trains suspended

10 Jul 2018

Mumbai rains Day-4: Dabbawalas cancel services, WR trains suspended

As heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai this morning, several services were suspended, including the city's famous dabba service and the AC locals.

Heavy rains in Mumbai: Schools shut; trains and buses delayed

09 Jul 2018

Heavy rains in Mumbai: Schools shut; trains and buses delayed

Torrential monsoon rains lashed Mumbai and its neighboring areas, flooding streets, rail-tracks and crippling life in the city.

Maharashtra: Railways awaiting govt nod to act against plastic-ban violators

07 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: Railways awaiting govt nod to act against plastic-ban violators

Over two weeks after the Central Railways (CR) and the Western Railways (WR) authorities requested the Maharashtra Environment Ministry to authorize them to act against the plastic ban violators and penalize them, they are still waiting for a response, an official said today.

Mumbai: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen

05 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen

Tuesday was a bad day for Mumbai; within 16 hours, two city bridges faced infrastructural defect.